Light Image Resizer – FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Light Image Resizer

What are the system requirements?
I don’t want to resize. How do I just change the image format?
How do I output my images to a subfolder of the original folder?

Why does Light Image Resizer create .bak files?
How do I get correct dimensions for images in portrait and lanscape mode?
Is it possible to use the same date of the original file?
How can I select color space or color depth for my images?
I can’t start processing because of the “Recreate folder structure on destination” option?
How can I create a copy of an existing profile, or rename it?
How can I backup or export my profiles?
How can I install Light Image Resizer unattended?
I don’t want to install Light Image Resizer. Is there a portable version?
Where is Light Image Resizer’s log file?
Can Light Image Resizer be used via command line?
Does Light Image Resizer work on Linux/Wine?
Is Light Image Resizer available for Mac?


What are the system requirements?
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (64 or 32 bit)
  • 2.0 GHz processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 50 MB of free hard drive space

I don’t want to resize. How do I just change the image format?

To just convert to another format, select the profile called <Original Resolution>. Then on the General tab under File Type, select the format you want to convert to.


How do I output my images to a subfolder of the original folder?

Just enter the name of your sub-folder as Destination, for example: Resized


Why does Light Image Resizer create .bak files?

By default, backups are created whenever files are overwritten in the current version. This behavior can be turned off in the settings (see Processing tab).


How do I get correct dimensions for images in portrait and lanscape mode?

Light Image Resizer can take care of the orientation for you automatically. Just enable the option “Adjust resolution for portrait” on the Misc tab (under Advanced).


Is it possible to use the same date of the original file?

To keep the file date unchanged, enable the option Keep original file date on the Misc tab (under Advanced).


How can I select color space or color depth for my images?

Make sure that one of the following image formats is selected (see section Advanced > General > File Type):

  • Bitmap (BMP)
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF

For the output formats above the Colors option will allow you to select your preferred color depth (for BMP and PNG), or color space (for JPEG and TIFF).


I can’t start processing because of the “Recreate folder structure on destination” option?

If this option is enabled, you need to specify a full path, like C:\Pictures\Holiday. If you want to overwrite the original files, just disable Recreate folder structure on destination (see Settings, General).


How can I create a copy of an existing profile, or rename it?

Select the profile you want to copy, then right-click it and choose Create Copy or Rename.


How can I backup or export my profiles?

Click Settings, and select the Advanced tab. Here you will be able to import and export your profiles.


How can I install Light Image Resizer unattended?

The following installation parameters are available for unattended software deployment:

/silent
Installation wizard is hidden, only installation progress is shown

/verysilent
Installation wizard and progress are hidden

Example:
light_image_resizer5_setup.exe /silent


I don’t want to install Light Image Resizer, is there a portable version?

Download the portable version of Light Image Resizer here:
ResizerPortable.zip


Where is Light Image Resizer’s log file?

The log file is named “ImageResizer.log” and is placed in
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\ObviousIdea

In case the application crashes, the log will be named ImageResizer_crash_PIDxxxx.log, where xxxx is a number (the process ID).


Can Light Image Resizer be used via command line?

A range of command line parameters are available. For a complete list and examples please see: Command Line Parameters


Does Light Image Resizer work on Linux/Wine?

While not officially supported, it’s possible to run Light Image Resizer on Linux using Wine version 1.8.2 or higher. Please note that some functionality may be limited.


Is Light Image Resizer available for Mac?

Currently there is no version of Light Image Resizer for Mac. But like for Linux, you can use Windows emulation such as Parallels Desktop.


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